In the heart of the Hill, about half way between Del Taco and Abo’s, is the Sushi Spot.
The Sushi Spot is a relatively inexpensive sushi restaurant with six plasma screen television sets hanging on the walls and drink specials on game days for CU and Colorado sports teams.
Joe Simonet, a sushi chef at the Sushi Spot, said “[the restaurant] was designed and built for college students.”
This explains the “Spot Shot,” a Jell-O shot served in a plastic, syringe-like injection tube that comes in six flavors with choice of vodka, tequila or rum.
It also explains why sake bombs, which involve beer, sake, chop-sticks and a good amount of yelling and pounding on the table top, are encouraged.
“Any restaurant will allow it,” Simonet said. “But we are all for it.”
On Friday, October 22, the Sushi Spot will be hosting a launch party for DealsOnYourCell.com (DOYC). The purpose of the website is to offer a place to browse for local coupons that are sent directly to your cell phone. The deals include things like discounted 30 packs of beer and free edamame with the purchase of any roll at the Sushi Spot.
Mark Schmitz, a 21-year-old biology major, said he doesn’t usually use coupons, but said, “That’s cool because you don’t have to worry about carrying a coupon,” when asked about DOYC.
The launch party is going to feature DJs, live music, iPads for people to check out the website, giveaways, raffles, gift certificates and other goodies.
Joseph Sanders, of DOYC, said they’ll have one more incentive.
“We’re going to have, I call it, Naked sushi girl,” Sanders said.
What he is referring to is what the Japanese call nyota mori, a custom where people eat sushi off a nude female body. Due to health regulations in the U.S., however, you are not actually allowed to eat the sushi off the model. Instead they just have the model as a demonstration meant to be seen, but not eaten off of.
Schmitz said this particular information sounded intriguing to him.
“So the sushi would be covering her? Sweet!” he said.
The party will be from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. and, in addition to the other things, Simonet said there would be alcohol and food complimentary on behalf of the party.
As well as hosting the DOYC launch party, the Sushi Spot has a decent hour from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. that features $1.50 Pabst Blue Ribbon, $1 pieces of sushi nigiri, $3 hand rolls and $3 six piece rolls. Every Thursday they offer half off sake bombs, making it $1 per sake bomb or $8 for a pitcher of beer and a large sake.
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Seth Gitner at Seth.email@example.com.